Skip to content

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

Get CIPD qualified 100% online | Learn online anywhere, anytime | Unlimited support | No Exam

ICS Learn


£3,399 - £3,599 inc VAT
Finance options

Interest-free payment plans available.

Study method
12 months · Self-paced
Access to content
18 months
CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management
Regulated qualification What's this?
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • TOTUM card available but not included in price What's this?

1,614 students enquired about this course

Add to basket or enquire


Become CIPD qualified 100% online.

We match any other online provider's price.

The fully online CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to progress your career in HR management.

This prestigious qualification is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the only organisation in the world that can award Chartered status to individual HR and L&D professionals and the leading international HR and development body, setting the standard for training in the people profession.

You can choose to study this qualification in one of two ways: On Demand or Live Online. If you choose to study On Demand you’ll learn online from anywhere and study anytime. If you choose Live Online, you’ll also learn from anywhere but with the added benefit of live-streamed workshops led by expert tutors. You'll learn the essentials of people management and gain valuable, practical insights into the key areas of HR management and how to effectively lead teams and individuals in the workplace.

We’ve been a CIPD-awarded centre for 30 years, and pioneers in flexible learning 130 years, making us the UK’s most recommended online learning centre – and once you enrol with ICS Learn, you'll get all the support and resources you need to complete your course and accelerate your HR career.


CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

Regulated by Ofqual

Course media


For the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management you'll study seven modules, made up of six core modules and your choice of one elective module.

Core modules

  • Professionals Behaviours and Valuing People
  • Organisational Performance and Culture in Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Employment Relationship Management
  • Talent Management and Workforce Planning
  • Reward for Performance and Contribution

Elective modules

  • Specialist Employment Law
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • People Management in an International Context
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Wellbeing at Work
  • Advances in Digital Learning and Development

You’ll complete a written assignment for each module you study and submit each one online to be marked by our assessors.

Who is this course for?

The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is for those who are:

  • Aspiring mid-level managers who want to build a foundation for their HR leadership and management knowledge and skills.
  • Practising mid-level managers who want to broaden and formalise their knowledge, skills and experience and progress their career.


You don’t need any formal qualifications to take the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management, however, we recommend that you have some HR experience in an entry-level HR role or an HR degree.

If English is your second language, we recommend that you have achieved one of the following (or an equivalent):

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall score
  • TOEFL: 79 overall score
  • Cambridge: Grade C or above

If you don’t have any of these, we’ll review your case on an individual basis.

Career path

Upon completion, you'll receive a CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management, which can help you:

  • Secure a mid-level HR management role
  • Increase your salary and assist with promotions
  • Boost your credibility for future opportunities
  • Achieve your HR management career goals
  • Progress to the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma

Questions and answers


Currently there are no reviews for this course. Be the first to leave a review.


Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.